File:Be-patriotic.png|thumb|200px|right|Poster with a patriotic theme to save food (1917), issued when domestic food restrictions were applied to support the United States Army|U.S. Army overseas.
During the United States
participation in World War I
the '''U. S. Food Administration''' was the responsible agency for the administration of the U.S. army
overseas and Allies of World War I|allies'
food reserves. One of its important tasks was the stabilization of the price of wheat on the U.S. market. It was established by of August 10, 1917, pursuant to the Food and Fuel Control Act